Thank you for Making This Years’ Evening of Insight 2022 a HUGE Success!
Our Evening of Insight 2022 fundraising event was a HUGE Success that netted over $90k for ATOU’s programs!!! What an amazing, fun and insightful evening we had, and we can’t wait for next year’s EOI 2023 event. We want to say thank you to YOU…our Sponsors, Donors, Guests, Board Members, Speakers, Hosts, Volunteers and Staff Team members for making this event our best fundraiser yet! We are abundantly grateful for your support, and your generosity which will enable us to further our programs’ mission and message within our communities and schools.
An Evening of Insight 2022 fundraising event was hosted by Darlene O’Brien, inspirational speaker and Freddie Silveria, auctioneer at FSA Auctions.
Visit Freddie at www.FSAauctions.com and @FSAauctions on Facebook to learn more about his expertise and how he might help your organization.
EOI 2022 –
“The work you do is amazing and is at the heart of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities’ mission: To promote inclusion through understanding (and to back that up with laws and regulations) so ALL people can be a part of the community and lead their best life. I’ve had the privilege to see your staff and volunteers in action, in the schools, and the work you do is life-changing for those students, staff, and the community.
Your mission is also what I have worked my whole career (32 years) to promote, so I was honored to be asked to be involved in the Evening of Insight where community members experienced eating a meal while blindfolded and learn what it is like to be blind, even just for an hour. This is such a great event to teach empathy and acceptance of all people, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.”
Gopal and Darlene Kapur
EOI 2022 –
“On March 31 of 2022, we were introduced to the fabulous team of devoted supporters at the A Touch of Understanding fundraising dinner and auction in Roseville.
It was a super WOW event!
The 200 dinner guests wore blindfolds while a sight-challenged speaker, Darlene, led us through our dinner. This unique experience gave the audience a touch of understanding into her world and that of over ten million blind and vision impaired Americans.
The auction that followed was expertly led by a dynamo auctioneer who had the eager audience laughing and bidding in his capable hands. Every aspect of the evening, from the efficient sign-in, to the placement of auction items, to the ATOU person at each table, was executed with grace, a sense of fun, and beautiful camaraderie.
We’ve made our reservation for next year’s event and plan on bringing friends and family to fill a table! We urge everyone to attend this special and worthy evening.”
EOI 2022 –
A Touch of Understanding is a special organization, and the Evening of Insight dinner provides a unique opportunity to gain some empathy into to the challenges of those with disabilities. It is a combination of education and fun. We’re pleased to provide support for this worthwhile group. It is so important to work with our youth to teach respect and understanding of others with physical and mental challenges.